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Official lyric video

I Don't Want to Walk Around with You
artist John Linnell
releases Roman Songs
year 2021
run time 2:04
sung by John Linnell


  • This is a lyrical cover of one of the earliest Ramones songs, "I Don’t Wanna Walk Around with You," but sung entirely in Latin with original music.
  • John Linnell spoke about this song in an interview with the Spectacular Vernacular podcast:

I should say there's probably not too much forethought going on with a lot of these things - I'm pretty intuitive in the way that I start off coming up with an idea. But this was obviously a direct translation of a Ramones lyric into Latin. There's this thinking about it after the fact is that there's a thing that appeals to me from the very small amount of Latin poetry that I've ever looked at, which is this notion of the epigram; the concise idea that doesn't have to be very elaborate. And I think the Ramones, a lot of their lyrics have that precise quality where they're just saying a really simple thing. The song has only two lines and it's saying a lot in just two lines, and this is something that Martial or one of those guys were particularly interested in as well - the sort of pithy little statement that carries all this weight, or carries all this meaning in just a few words.

  • Video direction, illustration, and animation by David Plunkert / Spur Design.[1] Video production and editing by Raven Reyes / Spur Design.

Song Themes

Misanthropy, Questions, TMBG Remakes


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